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[Resolved] Internet Explorer messes up my blog

  • I had no idea that my site looked so bad in internet explorer. I have safari.

    Is there anyway to fix it?
    lollylag.com

    Thank you.

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  • Don’t use Internet Exploder 🙂

    Seriously, you need to test your site against all the common modern browsers. IE9 is not too bad, but IE8 is a disaster an IE6 is basically impossible. You need to provide a functional site on Safari, Chrome, Firefox, IE7,8,and 9. You can use IE conditional comments to pull in special CSS and JavaScript to make IE a bit better. If you look at source for one of my HTML5 sites, like http://Silvermapleweb.com you will see the things I do to make IE a bit better, like CSS5pie and htlm5shiv.

    /Peter

    Moderator kmessinger

    @kmessinger

    Please post a url so we can see what is happening.

    I don’t use internet explorer, I use safari and it looks fine. Many other people do use internet explorer and my site looks terrible to them so they certainly wouldn’t stay very long.
    I am very new to this so you lost me at special CCS & javascript to make ei better. Thank you for your reply.

    Moderator kmessinger

    @kmessinger

    Please post a url so we can see what is happening.

    Moderator Michael

    @alchymyth

    Forum Moderator

    I agree – ‘don’t use IE’ – if you have invalid code:
    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=lollylag.com&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Validating_a_Website

    however, your viewers might use IE and turn into ex-viewers…

    I can’t show you the url.my daughter is away in university and she showed it to me. There is writing and it says most likely there might be a typing error, if you clicked on a link it may. across the front in internet explorer.

    The URL is in the OP. it’s just not a link.

    I use a Mac and run IE under Windows 7 in a Fusion VM. Getting n old used PC with XP and IE 8 is probably a cheaper solution if you are a Mac user.
    /peter

    wow alchymyth , what is all that?

    Moderator Michael

    @alchymyth

    Forum Moderator

    your first adsense unit is broken:

    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript"
    src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript"><!--
    google_ad_client = "ca-pub-26........

    the </script> needs to be removed.

    no idea how you inserted the adsense, maybe it is in header.php ?

    Moderator Michael

    @alchymyth

    Forum Moderator

    wow alchymyth , what is all that?

    not sure what you mean – it is usually validation errors if IE makes trouble;

    try to remove at least the main error to see if that helps.

    Do you make any money from all those ads? It’s usually best to get your site up, correct and popular before putting ads on it. You have far too many.

    /Peter

    I took off all the ads. I probably should have did it one at a time but the problem seems to be fixed. I am going to see if I know how to do what you did alchymyth to see if all those errors are gone.

    I just checked it again in the validator and it’s far happier. The site also looks fine in IE7,8,and 9.

    To check in the validator go to http://validator.w3.org/ and type your url into the form, or you can call it the way alchymyth did.

    /peter

    Moderator kmessinger

    @kmessinger

    Other than some minor differences in type, the site looks the same to me in FF10, IE9, 8 and 7.

    only 2 errors left, not sure how to fix them

    I appreciate all of your help. Thank you very much.

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